Tuesday, 16 September 2014

CHARLOTTE TILBURY LIP COMBO

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Charlotte Tilbury is a brand that I've had my little make up obsessed eye on for the longest time. 

When I went to London the other week, I hit Selfridges Beauty Hall and picked up a few items from the line. I had a list as long as my arm and came away with this cheeky lip combo!

Can I just firstly comment on the spectacularly beautiful packaging? J'adore. I do love me some classic packaging. You'll see what I mean when my palette review goes live!

After reading many rave reviews about the Lip Cheat in Pillow Talk, that swiftly came home with me - in fact it was the first thing I picked up. I'm not usually a lip liner kinda gal but this isn't just an ol' lip liner - oh no! It's a re-shaping and re-sizing product of pure joy!

As outlined below, just using this pencil softly around the cupids bow (or my lack thereof) adds instant, obvious improvement to the lips. It's truly a magical product, my lips have never looked fuller with such little effort. 

The pencil is a very natural, slightly pink shade which suits my lip colour perfectly whilst adding that subtle additional depth. The texture of the product is soft but with a good amount of grip, meaning that the lip liner stays exactly where you put it. No questions asked. 

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I think the photos speak for themselves right?

To finish the combo I needed a lipstick (of course)! I had a little swatch here and a little swatch there and decided on the K.I.S.S.I.N.G Lipstick in Bitch Perfect which is quite frankly the best name for a lipstick, ever. The formula is pretty special too - I'd say it lies somewhere between a matte and a satin as it's extremely long lasting but has that slight, light enhancing sheen to it that really makes the lips pop. The shade I got compliments the Lip Cheat perfectly, it's just slightly deeper in colour. Again, it's a very natural, enhanced colour which makes for the perfect slightly pink toned nude. 

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I'm absolutely smitten with this combo, so much so that I've been wearing it a hell of a lot since I picked it up. I've got my eye on the new Matte Revolution Lipstick line as well. 

Have you tried anything from Charlotte Tilbury?


Love, Kate xo
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Monday, 15 September 2014

ROGER & GALETT FLEUR DE FIGUIER ULTRA NOURISHING OIL

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If you read my last Roger & Galett post, you'll know I have a soft spot for the Fleur De Figuier scent after using their Shower Cream a few months back. 

So, no surprise really when I couldn't wait to try the Fleur De Figuier Ultra-Nourishing Oil* right?

I've become a big fan of body oils in the past year or so, and this is probably one of, if not, the best I've tried. I think that's partly down to the beautiful, light scent which is a mix of grapes, pomegranate, black currant, olive, avocado and sweet almond. The scent is neither too powerful or weak which I really like, it lingers softly which is very welcome. 

What I have found is that you only need a small amount of product to achieve soft, silky and nourished skin. With many oils, you can overload the skin and it never really sink in which can be not only a waste of product but a little annoying. I find a few small spritzes of this over my body works perfectly. I can see this bottle lasting me a fair while! 

I think this is the perfect post-shower/bath pamper, it really sinks into warm, just washed skin and I'm left with super soft and supple skin. 

Have you tried any body oils?

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Sunday, 14 September 2014

LONDON BEAUTY HAUL

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As promised in my vlog, I filmed my London Beauty Haul yesterday for you!

I didn't pick up as much as you'd expect but I'm planning on going to New York next year so expect legit big ass haulin' to occur then.


Hope you enjoy!

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VICHY IDEALIA EYES

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I'm quite well versed in the Vichy Idealia range and when I heard there was an Eye Contour Equalizer* coming out, I was super excited to try it.

The whole Idealia range aims to freshen and re-awaken the skin by tapping into it's natural radiance. Sounds perfect for the ol' under eyes right? I've been giving this eye cream a whirl and I've really been enjoying using it both morning and night. 

It has a flat plastic applicator that dispenses the product and you can use it to blend the cream into the under eye area. I personally find this a bit of a faff and prefer to pat the cream into my skin with my ring finger. 

The difference upon applying is instant, the cream itself has a slightly pinky tone which counteracts any dark circles - kerching! Enriched with instant illuminators and a combination of DRM-Bright Complex, caffeine and VitaminB3, this really illuminates my under eye area and gives an almost airbrushed finish which is very much appreciated after a late night. I find this very hydrating and light enough for every day use plus it's very softening on the skin which I really like. 

I'd definitely recommend this product to anyone of any age - whether you've got more mature skin, dark circles or blue-undertones. 

What's your favourite eye cream?

Love, Kate xo
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